2017 Kia Cadenza looks sharper, more angular

10:49 am U.S. ET | Nov. 24, 2015

Kia Motors unveiled today the exterior of the redesigned, sportier 2017 Cadenza luxury car, which will go on sale next year. The new Cadenza, known as the K7 in Korea, has a sharper, more angular look than the 2016 version.... Read More »

Kia aims Niro 'hybrid utility vehicle' at U.S. consumers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 23, 2015

Last week, Kia released the first design sketches of the Niro, which shares a name with a concept Kia unveiled in 2013 at the Frankfurt auto show. It is part of Kia's plan to spend $10 billion through 2020 to build a full eco-friendly lineup, including electric vehicles and a hydrogen fuel cell vehicle.... Read More »

Kia greenlights Niro in green-car rush

1:10 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 16, 2015

Kia, shedding light on its longstanding plans for a dedicated hybrid family, plans to take on the Toyota Prius and Chevrolet Volt with a “hybrid utility vehicle” called the Niro.... Read More »

Kia teases a more angular next-gen Cadenza

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 16, 2015

Kia's decision to redesign the Cadenza sedan signals that the Korean brand will not abandon its high-end cars despite corporate sibling Hyundai's campaign to create a dedicated luxury brand, Genesis.... Read More »

Kia recalls some 2014-16 Souls for steering glitch

11:49 am U.S. ET | Nov. 13, 2015

Kia is recalling 256,459 Soul subcompact crossovers in the U.S. for a problem that can lead to steering loss.... Read More »

Kia offers first look at second-gen Cadenza

6:20 am U.S. ET | Nov. 12, 2015

The decision to redesign the Cadenza, which starts at about $35,000, signals Kia will not abandon its high-end cars despite Hyundai's plan to create a dedicated luxury brand, Genesis.... Read More »

Crossovers carry Hyundai to October record

4:00 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 3, 2015

After three months in showrooms, Hyundai’s redesigned Tucson is hitting its stride. U.S. sales of the compact crossover doubled to 7,298 in October, narrowing its deficit to the Mazda CX-5 and Subaru Forester and suggesting Hyundai is poised for growth in a segment in which it has historically struggled. Tucson sales helped the Korean brand to a healthy month, with U.S. sales rising 20 percent to a record 60,005 vehicles.... Read More »

NBA's All-Star game jerseys to feature Kia Motors badge in 2016-17

5:12 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 29, 2015

The NBA will break with tradition and place a sponsored corporate logo, Kia Motors, on player jerseys during the next two All-Star games, the league says.... Read More »

Kia is coming back to the Super Bowl

4:32 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 26, 2015

Kia is coming back to the Super Bowl for the seventh straight year. A spokeswoman confirmed that the automaker has purchased ad time in the Feb. 7 game but declined to share other details.... Read More »

Kia recalls 377,000 Sorento crossovers for transmission glitch

1:47 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 15, 2015

Kia is recalling 377,000 Sorentos because of a transmission glitch that can cause the crossover to roll while parked.... Read More »

Retail sales outpace fleet volume in September

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 12, 2015

September U.S. auto sales were driven more by retail volume than fleet activity.... Read More »

Hyundai loses $28.9 million patent infringement trial

6:49 am U.S. ET | Oct. 2, 2015

Hyundai and affiliate Kia were told to pay a Baltimore company $28.9 million after a federal jury said the South Korean carmakers infringed patents related to hybrid engines. The companies pledged to appeal.... Read More »

U.S. sales rise 16% on double-digit gains at Detroit 3, Nissan, Toyota, Honda

8:00 am U.S. ET | Oct. 1, 2015

U.S. light-vehicle sales, propelled by Labor Day promotions, fatter deals throughout the month, low gasoline prices and higher light-truck demand, rose 16 percent in September on double-digit gains at the Detroit 3, Toyota Motor, Nissan Group and Honda Motor. The seasonally adjusted annual sales rate surged to 18.17 million.... Read More »

Tucson's quick start, Soul help Hyundai-Kia to breakout month

4:00 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 1, 2015

Slowly but surely, Hyundai Motor Group is shifting resources toward trucks to catch up with rivals in the U.S. market. That paid off in September as sales of the Hyundai Tucson more than doubled with a redesigned model now in showrooms.... Read More »

A tale of 2 fleet sales strategies

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 14, 2015

Hyundai-Kia's overall sales in August increased 5 percent, while GM slipped 0.7 percent. But here's the rest of the story: Hyundai-Kia fleet volume soared 35 percent in the month while its August retail sales inched up by less than a percent compared with the prior year. GM retail climbed 5.9 percent in August, but it slashed fleet volume 24 percent in August.... Read More »

Hyundai, Kia notch records on Santa Fe, Soul

4:15 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 1, 2015

Facing stock market turmoil and an unfriendly calendar, Korean siblings Hyundai and Kia still set monthly U.S. sales records in August on strong demand for crossovers. Hyundai reported selling 72,012 vehicles for the month, a 2.9 percent increase, as Kia claimed 58,897 units sold, up 7.7 percent.... Read More »

Kia's sleeker Sportage

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 31, 2015

Kia has released pictures of its fourth-generation Sportage before the compact crossover's debut next month at the Frankfurt auto show.... Read More »


Kia releases Sportage pictures ahead of show debut

Aug. 27, 2015 10:30 CET

Kia released pictures of its latest Sportage ahead of the model's debut at the Frankfurt auto show. The fourth-generation Sportage gets a sleeker look and an upscale interior to help it boost its competitiveness in the tough compact SUV segment.... Read More »

Kia preps a coupelike Sportage

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 24, 2015

Kia has given its Sportage a sleeker look and a more upscale interior. The new crossover will have Kia's “most refined, highest-quality cabin to date,” and a “bold, progressive design,” Kia said. The fourth-generation Sportage will be unveiled next month at the Frankfurt auto show and will debut in 2016.... Read More »

Jeep to serve as popemobile when pontiff visits U.S.

6:59 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 20, 2015

Pope Francis will use a modified Jeep Wrangler as his popemobile when he visits the United States in late September.... Read More »

Hyundai, Kia replace China executives after sales slump

11:12 am U.S. ET | Aug. 18, 2015

Hyundai and sister automaker Kia replaced three China executives, the South Korean carmaker said today, after sales skidded in the country, the group's largest market.... Read More »


Kia gives Sportage sleeker look, upscale interior

Aug. 18, 2015 06:01 CET

Kia has given its Sportage a sleeker look and an upscale interior to help the model compete better in the tough compact SUV segment. The new Sportage will have Kia's "most refined, highest-quality cabin to date," the automaker said. The SUV will debut next month in Frankfurt.... Read More »

Hyundai affiliate Innocean partners with Horizon to form global media buying agency

10:39 am U.S. ET | Aug. 17, 2015

Bill Koenigsberg, CEO and founder of U.S. independent agency giant Horizon, has inked a deal that in one fell swoop creates a new media agency, brings in a massive account with Hyundia-Kia, expands his shop's reach globally and lays the groundwork for a new network.... Read More »

Hyundai, Kia spread their hybrid bets

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 10, 2015

Toyota bet on hybrids like the Prius. Nissan bet on electric vehicles like the Leaf. And General Motors bet, initially at least, on plug-in hybrids like the Chevrolet Volt. Hyundai Motor Co., it seems, is betting on everything.... Read More »

Koreans to polish their luxury wares

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 10, 2015

There used to be no such thing as a Korean luxury car. Now, Korean siblings Hyundai and Kia will take their luxury lineups to the next level. Hyundai plans to redesign its top-of-the-line Equus for the 2017 model year. At the same time, Kia will re-engineer its Cadenza.... Read More »

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